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Authors Rights

Re these "omnivourous rights" that authors are supposedly signing over to
publishers: the Ryan v. Carl summary judgement of a piece of that case,
makes it clear that at least from one judge's perspective, it is
impossible to give or sign away non-specific, all encompassing rights. If
it isn't enumerated, it probably doesn't exist. If it does exist and isn't
enumerated, then the author probably retains it, even IF there is a
sweeping statement. Just my 2 cents worth. 

Chuck Hamaker